Here you'll learn how to order dinner at a Chinese restaurant. You'll understand what the waitress might say as you seated in the restaurant. You'll learn how to ask order local favourites such as pork, Chinese cabbage, and roast duck in Mandarin Chinese!
Dani and Leo are seated by the waitress for dinner. Dani explains some of the cultural aspects of dining out in China. Dani is keen for Leo to experience an authentic Chinese meal, including the local speciality of Beijing roast duck. This is a feast of hot crispy duck wrapped in pancakes with cucumber, spring onion and duck sauce. Do you remember how to say delicious in Mandarin Chinese?!
A menu in China can vary from simple dishes to very unusual dishes. Chinese people will usually like to try something they haven't tasted before, and restaurants will compete to offer the most unique ingredients, food combinations and cooking methods to attract customers. Meat cooked and served on the bone is considered tastier, and fattier cuts of meat are preferred to lean cuts of meat.
About our Lessons
Dani, a Mandarin Chinese speaker and native of Beijing, guides you along your travels in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases essential to navigate through real life scenarios in everyday Chinese life. You will also benefit from fascinating and practical lessons about the culture of China and its values. The lessons will allow you to learn Chinese online without the need for downloads or software installations. You can begin to learn Chinese free by taking advantage of our ten free Chinese lessons.